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Flu vaccine requirements suboptimal among US HCWs

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — Although influenza vaccination requirements were prevalent among hospitals throughout the US, few policies were as stringent or…
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Nine IV compounds in development for resistant gram-negative bacilli

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — The pipeline for new therapies to treat drug-resistant gram-negative bacilli is small, but measurable progress is being made, according…
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Public restrooms contained too many bacteria to count

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — High-touch areas of public restrooms — particularly areas people touched after washing their hands — frequently contained more than…
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Despite stable HIV testing rates among US men, more work needed

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — Overall rates for HIV testing among men with high risk heterosexual contact and sexually active men who have sex with men remained stable in…
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Pichia identified as Candida antagonist

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — Researchers have discovered that the fungus Pichia inhibits the ability of Candida to form biofilms in patients with HIV and also those who…
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HIV testing strongly associated with health care organization resources

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — Besides patient and provider factors, researchers identified organizational factors — particularly personnel and financial support —…
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Recombinant GBV-C E2 protein in CD4 count rendered cells tolerant, HIV-resistant

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — Recombinant GB virus C, formerly known as hepatitis G, is associated with increased survival among patients with HIV. Additionally…
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Decreasing availability of drugs linked to adverse patient outcomes

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — Results of a 2011 survey of infectious disease physicians indicate that more than three-quarters of respondents were forced to…
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Data on MRSA, antibiotic-associated diarrhea link on the rise

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — There is increasing evidence that suggest methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea…
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Boceprevir safe, effective in HCV/HIV coinfection

Infectious Disease News, November 2011
BOSTON — Results from a phase 2 trial demonstrate that adding boceprevir to peginterferon and ribavirin increased undetectable HCV RNA and was…